Aligning targets

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Mon Sep 28 22:24:13 UTC 2009

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> Paul W. Frields (stickster at said:
> > Our best statement of target audience for Fedora is found here:
> >
> >
> > We may be able to resolve, or help FESCo resolve, engineering
> > decisions if we extend this description to include some exemplar users
> > who better represent this target.  In other words, we can draw a
> > better picture of "Uma," "Dietrich," and "Sayyid,"[1] each
> > representing someone for whom we want to make technical decisions.
> >
> > Then the questions we need to ask become, do our current processes --
> > be they for testing/QA, release, package updates, or what-have-you --
> > support those users?  And how do we prioritize conflicts?
> I'm not sure those guidelines lend themselves to particular use cases;
> the only one that would seem to apply would be the one about 'latest
> stable software', which would imply we move *too* fast right now in
> some cases. (And the lack of tying "latest stable" to a release means
> more fuel for the fewer updates/more updates debate.)

They are very targeted towards the user, even new users at that.  It's
unclear to me how to turn that into an engineering effort.


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